We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021.
Some rumours started to run yesterday on the Internet that Flair was granted his release. It’s now official but you can notice WWE did not “wish him the best in all his future endeavours” in the statement above like they usually do.
Yesterday, some media “confirmed” the WWE Hall of Famer was no longer with the company. Flair had asked for his release, which was granted. It was later reported Flair had grown frustrated with different booking decisions on WWE TV and reached out to Vince McMahon directly to voice his issues. He then asked McMahon for his release. Other media say the split has been in the works for a while but both sides ultimately came to an agreement recently.
Flair was most recently involved in a relationship storyline with Lacey Evans on RAW earlier this year, but it was nixed when Evans revealed her legitimate pregnancy. Flair has been away since that time, but word is the booking issues he didn’t like were fairly recent. Flair had signed a new WWE contract in 2020 after his previous deal expired in late 2019.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him appear on AEW where original Four Horsemen members Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard are already on the roster and J.J. Dillon appeared on Dynamite earlier this year. His future son-in-law Andrade El Idolo made his debut there recently. Another WWE Hall of Famer, Sting, also reacted to his release in the tweet below.
— Sting (@Sting) August 2, 2021
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